It's not malignant!!!

rush361
rush361 Member Posts: 14
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
My liver biopsy results came in and my oncologist reported that it is not malignant. Yeah!!! and Praise God!!!! Now, I am starting the journey to BC survivorship. I started my first treatment of TAXOL and so far, no side effects. I was surprised it took 3 hrs. for the treatment, but it was not bad. I'm not sure I will be saying this 3 months from now. It looks like I'll be taking TAXOL for 3 months (once/week)and FAC (once/every two weeks). I have to make a decision on using a Port or Cathiter.... any suggestions? I'm leaning toward using the port.
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  • dmc_emmy
    dmc_emmy Member Posts: 549
    Whooppeee!
    Great news rush!

    I had a port put in because I have lousy veins. It really did help. I put a numbing cream on it about 1 hour before chemo and that prepared the port site for injection. I couldn't have done chemo without it.

    Good luck to you!
    dmc
  • taleena
    taleena Member Posts: 1,612 Member
    Rush... I don't have any
    Rush... I don't have any suggestions haven't experienced either.. but I did want to say what wonderful news about your liver biopsy... thank you for sharing!!! I'm sure that is quite the relief!

    Hugs,

    ~T
  • CR1954
    CR1954 Member Posts: 1,390 Member
    rush....
    Very happy that your biopsy was negative!! Yay!!

    I asked my onc if I should get a port. He said it was completely up to me. Didn't matter either way.
    I asked the chemo nurses if I should get a port. And they practically yelled...YES!!!
    So I did, and I haven't regretted it.

    Hugs,

    CR
  • tjhay
    tjhay Member Posts: 655
    Happy Dance
    So very glad that the your live is ok!
    I have wounderful veins, and I still got a port. OMG the looks of the arms of those why did not have a port. GO PORT GO PORT, it is a plus when doing chemo
    Happy Smiles
    Tj
  • tgf
    tgf Member Posts: 950 Member
    tjhay said:

    Happy Dance
    So very glad that the your live is ok!
    I have wounderful veins, and I still got a port. OMG the looks of the arms of those why did not have a port. GO PORT GO PORT, it is a plus when doing chemo
    Happy Smiles
    Tj

    Get a PORT!
    Get a port! I am a real chicken when it comes to needles ... and I had to have people talk me into getting a port ...but thank goodness I finally listened because it's the greatest thing since sliced bread. I had 12 weekly infusions of taxol/herceptin ... and I can't imagine going in there and being poked and prodded every week. The port made it a breeze. REALLY! They can do the blood draw with it ... and give you the taxol .. all with one little prick. And ... there's a GREAT cream ... EMLA ... that you can get a prescription for .. and you put a blob of that on your port spot an hour before your infusion appointment ... cover it with a bandage ... and by the time you get to the appointment the port spot will be numb and you won't feel a thing.

    I love my port!!!

    hugs.
    teena
  • chickad52
    chickad52 Member Posts: 497
    Good News
    So happy to hear the Good News Rush. I had a port put in and it makes it so much easier for my treatments. Good Luck to you and HUGS Diane
  • maryannrogers
    maryannrogers Member Posts: 115
    chickad52 said:

    Good News
    So happy to hear the Good News Rush. I had a port put in and it makes it so much easier for my treatments. Good Luck to you and HUGS Diane

    Rush,
    Great news! Keep us

    Rush,

    Great news! Keep us posted.

    Maryann
  • arbojenn
    arbojenn Member Posts: 118
    I am celebrating for you
    I am celebrating for you today!
  • RE
    RE Member Posts: 4,591 Member
    YEAH!!!
    Not malignant, what wonderful words those are! Congrats, congrats, congrats! Keep us posted on your chemo progress I am cheering you on! Truly great news!

    RE
  • Marcia527
    Marcia527 Member Posts: 2,729
    I was given a choice because
    I was given a choice because I had good veins and chose not to get the port. I hate surgery and kept thinking I'd turn into a Borg (that's from Star Trek). But that's me. Lots of others like the port and you have to decide for yourself. If I had to have chemo long term I might have changed my mind. I had 4 cycles before surgery and 4 after. Good luck.
  • rjjj
    rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member
    Marcia527 said:

    I was given a choice because
    I was given a choice because I had good veins and chose not to get the port. I hate surgery and kept thinking I'd turn into a Borg (that's from Star Trek). But that's me. Lots of others like the port and you have to decide for yourself. If I had to have chemo long term I might have changed my mind. I had 4 cycles before surgery and 4 after. Good luck.

    geat news!
    and praise God! I am so happy for you. as for the port I never ever regretted having mine. It made eveything easier even all of those blood draws. I am still getting Herceptin for the rest of the year and am still glad i have my port.
    hugs, jackie
  • mimivac
    mimivac Member Posts: 2,143
    rjjj said:

    geat news!
    and praise God! I am so happy for you. as for the port I never ever regretted having mine. It made eveything easier even all of those blood draws. I am still getting Herceptin for the rest of the year and am still glad i have my port.
    hugs, jackie

    Great news, Rush!
    Wonderful news on your liver biopsy!! That is definitely one to celebrate. As for a port, I got one. I have non-existant veins and it really helped and worked every time. I'm getting my port removed next Friday. It will be another step toward recovery. Good luck with your Taxol. Before you know it, it will be over.

    Mimi
  • Christmas Girl
    Christmas Girl Member Posts: 3,682 Member
    Great news, rush361 !!!
    Sweet words: not malignant. Good news, good for you!
  • Jeanne D
    Jeanne D Member Posts: 1,867
    dmc_emmy said:

    Whooppeee!
    Great news rush!

    I had a port put in because I have lousy veins. It really did help. I put a numbing cream on it about 1 hour before chemo and that prepared the port site for injection. I couldn't have done chemo without it.

    Good luck to you!
    dmc

    That is just the best news!
    That is just the best news! I am so happy for you! Thanks for letting

    us know!

    Hugs, Jeanne
  • rjjj
    rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member

    Great news, rush361 !!!
    Sweet words: not malignant. Good news, good for you!

    very good news
    That's great! as for the port I have never regretted having it.
    hugs, jackie
  • chenheart
    chenheart Member Posts: 5,159
    YAY
    Thanks for sharing your great news!! I had a port and it made every treatment so much easier!

    Hugs,
    Claudia
  • cats_toy
    cats_toy Member Posts: 1,462 Member
    wonderful news!
    So glad to hear no malignancy. The Taxol should be fairly easy and you don't always lose your hair. So good luck and let us know how it goes.

    =^..^=
  • Akiss4me
    Akiss4me Member Posts: 2,188
    cats_toy said:

    wonderful news!
    So glad to hear no malignancy. The Taxol should be fairly easy and you don't always lose your hair. So good luck and let us know how it goes.

    =^..^=

    Can't help you on the port...
    haven't had one, but I can celebrate the good news with you on your liver!! WHOOOHOOOO!! :) Pammy
  • Alexis F
    Alexis F Member Posts: 3,598
    Akiss4me said:

    Can't help you on the port...
    haven't had one, but I can celebrate the good news with you on your liver!! WHOOOHOOOO!! :) Pammy

    Great news!
    Great news! Congratulations!
  • survivorbc09
    survivorbc09 Member Posts: 4,374 Member
    CR1954 said:

    rush....
    Very happy that your biopsy was negative!! Yay!!

    I asked my onc if I should get a port. He said it was completely up to me. Didn't matter either way.
    I asked the chemo nurses if I should get a port. And they practically yelled...YES!!!
    So I did, and I haven't regretted it.

    Hugs,

    CR

    So glad that your biopsy was
    So glad that your biopsy was negative! Wonderful news!!!!!